This is the second video by Dr. Emily, PT at CustomFit Concierge Physical Therapy with tips on fall prevention and improving balance. If you haven't seen it yet, go back to our previous video to get some tips!
In this video, Emily is discussing different exercises that are easy enough to fit into your daily routine.
Make sure the environment and space around you is safe -- it's okay to use a chair to help with balance or the kitchen counter.
Ask a family member or friend to supervise you the first time you perform these exercises.
Falls Prevention Exercises
Weight shifts - Stand near the counter or back of a chair as needed. Shift your weight over your left foot, then your right foot, keeping both feet on the group. Go for 20-30 repetitions.
Standing on one leg - Use something for balance as needed. Start with standing on one leg at a time for 10 seconds each, then work up to 30 seconds.
Standing heel-to-toe - Start with a wider stance and move to narrow. You can also do a heel-to-toe walk when you're ready.
BONUS - Heel raises - Stand near something for balance, then raise up onto your tip toes. Try 10 at a time and increase from there.
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